Columbia College Chicago acquires JVC ProHD camcorders for student projects

September 1, 2009

The Columbia College Chicago Department of Film and Video has purchased more than 100 JVC ProHD GY-HM100 handheld camcorders.

The department acquired the handheld camcorders to serve as the primary acquisition medium for hundreds of students completing its foundations program, a two-semester curriculum designed to introduce them to the craft of professional filmmaking.

The school selected the camcorders because they record HD footage to SDHC memory cards in the QuickTime .MOV file format. Students can drag files directly to the Final Cut Pro timeline on their Apple MacBook Pro laptops and begin editing immediately.

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